Norman Hartnell Telephone Blouse

Added Nov 5, 2012

by janene

London, United K...

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Description

I made this blouse using a 1950s vintage pattern, that came free with a copy of Woman’s Day magazine. The designer was Norman Hartnell, Dress desinger to the Queen and many other famous and stylish ladies. It is fundamentally a very simple pattern but I had to employ some grading ‘skills’ to increase the size.

There is no collar stand so the winged collar effect is created by the folded back facings. I used fusible interfacing to keep the front folds sharp and little red telephone buttons for a pop of colour!

The previous owner of this pattern had drafted a back neck facing which came in very handy and was a much better idea than the bias strip suggested.

More info over at ooobop!

Material Notes

100% pin dot cotton, 3 telephone buttons, lightweight fusible interfacing, shoulder pads.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Nov 20, 2012, 10.17 AMby flowergirl22

    love the talking bubbles, great top, love the red buttons

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    Nov 7, 2012, 07.22 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    absolutly stunning job, as allways, when you do something! really nice details and it fits you very very good! lovely!!

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    Nov 6, 2012, 06.00 AMby mollytov

    Super sharp cut.

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    Nov 6, 2012, 01.35 AMby Rosemarie Athas

    Oh what fun. Love your photo’s. Red buttons are a nice choice.

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    Nov 5, 2012, 09.38 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous blouse and your photos are fabulous xx .

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